You may have (ADHD) If you regularly have difficulty paying attention or staying on task at work. At Advanced Psychiatric Care in Neptune, New Jersey and Toms River, New Jersey adult psychiatrist Alexander Iofin, MD, specializes in diagnosing and treating adults with ADHD. Call the office or request an appointment online today. Telemedicine appointments are also available.
Adult ADHD is a behavioral disorder that affects your ability to focus or stay organized. Everyone experiences these tendencies occasionally, but if your symptoms affect your relationships, career, or self-esteem, it’s crucial to seek treatment.
There’s no cure for adult ADHD, but a combination of medication, counseling, and education can reduce impulsivity and help you feel your best.
The symptoms of adult ADHD start during early childhood. Some people have fewer problems as they age, but that isn’t always the case.
Telltale signs of adult ADHD include:
Many people with adult ADHD have trouble sitting still. For example, you may tend to twitch or fidget.
Dr. Iofin reviews your medical records and completes a detailed evaluation. He assesses your symptoms, checking to see if they meet the criteria for adult ADHD. Dr. Iofin asks questions about your childhood, including if there was any previous evidence of ADHD. Dr. Iofin utilizes the criteria for adult ADHD in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and makes his determinations by combining his extensive 40 plus years of experience with the criteria found in current guidelines.
Dr. Iofin takes a personalized and patient-centered approach to adult ADHD treatment. He might recommend:
Prescription drugs, such as stimulants or antidepressants, can increase the production of certain chemicals called neurotransmitters. The more healthy neurotransmitters you have, the easier it is to pay attention and stay on task.
When needed, Supportive services can teach you how to reduce uncomfortable symptoms and be successful at work. A psychiatrist like Dr. Iofin can guide you in improving your self-esteem, learn coping mechanism, or find an appropriate therapist who can teach you time management and organization skills, and help you develop strategies for prioritizing tasks.
You can do various things at home to prevent ADHD from affecting your quality of life. Dr. Iofin recommends making a to-do list each day, keeping an appointment book, and following a routine. These practices can prevent feeling overwhelmed and help you stay on track.
Contact Advance Psychiatric Care to learn more about the treatment of adult ADHD, or request an appointment online today.